A 46-year-old member asked:
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how come people with diabetes sometimes have to see a diabetes specialist?

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Dr. Steven Watry
20 years experience General Practice
Inadequate treatment: You may not be responding to treatment as expected, or may be non-compliant. Your pcp may want backup, or more complete diagnostic testing.. If your glucose levels are not well managed, please consider seeing a specialist
Answered on Feb 1, 2019
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Endocrinologist: Most diabetes is best treated in a diabetes clinic. Most such clinics are run by a specialist called endo-crino-logist.
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